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CSPAN
Oct 14, 2012 10:30am EDT
the hall is right now, as it is my privilege to introduce the candidates, senator barack obama of illinois and senator john mccain of arizona. gentlemen? [applause] gentlemen, we want to get underway immediately, if we can. since you last met at ole miss 12 days ago, the world has changed a great deal, and not for the better. we still don't know where the bottom is at this time. as you might expect, many of the questions that we have from here in the hall tonight and from online have to do with the american economy and, in fact, with global economic conditions. i understand that you flipped a coin. and, senator obama, you will begin tonight. and we're going to have our first question from over here in section a from alan schaefer. >> with the economy on the downturn and retired and older citizens and workers losing their incomes, what's the fastest, most positive solution to bail these people out of the economic ruin? >> well, alan, thank you very much for the question. i want to first, obviously, thank belmont university, tom, thank you, and to all of you who are participating to
ABC
Oct 14, 2012 9:00am EDT
, when obama and romney meet for the second face-off. we'll ask our headliner, ohio senator rob portman, the man playing president obama in mitt romney's debate prep. and the vice president's son, delaware attorney general bo biden. >>> insights and analysis from our all-star panel. newt gingrich, chris dodd, george will, donna brazile, richard norton smith and the moderator of thursday night's debate -- >> it was a preplanned assault by heavily armed men. wasn't this massive intelligence failure? >> abc's martha raddatz. it's a special discussion about the debates along with our partners at the miller center at the university of virginia. >>> good morning, everyone. george is off today. we're in the home stretch of this campaign. 23 days until the final votes are cast. all eyes are on tuesday's debate and how serious the president is taking it. he's spending the weekend not on the campaign trail, but instead, hunkered down for debate prep. his campaign went on the air yesterday featuring a familiar voice. >> every president inherits challenges. few have faced so many. there are still c
ABC
Oct 14, 2012 10:00am EDT
republican nomination. and former connecticut senator chris dodd who squared off with barack obama in 2008. in the presidential primaries. richard norton smith of george mason university is here. and finally, we're especially pleased to be joined by abc's senior foreign affairs correspondent martha raddatz. martha expertly moderated the debate thursday night. buzz feed gave you the nickname of badass supermoderator. so let's give martha a huge round of applause. [ applause ] >> thank you, thank you, thank you. >> and as you just saw, we have a great audience here at the newseum. thanks to you for joining us this morning. the question today, do presidential debates change elections? do they matter? the answer at first blush seems simple, of course debates matter. the candidates spend weeks, if not months, preparing. tv audiences are enormous. 67 million for the first meeting between romney and owe what. afterward, in our twitter-fueled, shortened attention span news cycle, the performances are talked about. years, even decades later. here's richard nixon. ruing the a lack of preparation tha
CSPAN
Oct 14, 2012 10:00am EDT
debate between senators barack obama and john mccain. >> this week on "newsmakers" jim jordon, and republican of ohio and chairman of the house republican committee joining us from dayton, ohio. here in washington, at nicole duran and jonathan strong. >> at the first presidential debate, mitt romney went hard to the center in temperament and substance. last night at the vice- presidential debate we saw paul ryan take a position on abortion that is more moderate than the one he had prior to becoming the vp pick. are you worried that this is the sign that the real mitt romney is moderate? what would you do if he embraced a simpson-bowles type plan? >> i do not necessarily think they moved from standard conservative positions. both governor romney and congressman ryan talked about the need to not raise taxes. they talked about the need to keep our defenses strong. they both talked about reducing spending. we're heading for a debt crisis. they both talked about the pro- life, recognizing the sanctity of human life and the family institution. on the four key principles that define the r
NBC
Oct 14, 2012 6:00am PDT
. preparing for tuesday's town hall and he's been sparring with obama, ohio senator rob portman, who on saturday predicted their work would pay off. >> i was proud of paul ryan the other night, so proud of mitt romney and folks we will have another great debate next week. >> some say romney conducted a few practice town halles with swing state voters. >> now with, this time around those candidates will also have to spend a lot of time on foreign policy. that will likely be a big topic of conversation during the town hall and again during the third debate which will focus on that subject. left smer. >> kristin, thank you. >>> david, good morning, good to see you. >> good morning, lester. >> let's talk about the upcoming debate. i'm wondering if vice president biden made it more difficult for the froze have a come back. and i wonder if mitt romney set a pretty high bar for himself in the last one. >> mitt romney has to sustain what he has, not just on style, but on substance, and do the things he did effectively in the first debate. the vice president was so aggressive and over the top
FOX News
Oct 14, 2012 6:00am EDT
senator for hosting us this evening. >> oh, boy, here we go. oh, man. >> four years ago president obama made a promise. (laughter) >> that he would bring down unemployment below 6%. >> oh, this guy. >> he says by the end of his first term he would cut the deficit in half. (laughter) >> and yet, he still has not put a single credible plan on the table how to deal with the debt crisis. >> martha with all due respect this is a bunch of mularkey. >> i don't know what i like more, the fact he's got a widow's peak or going off the deep end. >> alisyn: and thank you senator, here we go. >> that was right for parody and pretty solid job from sudeikis. >> alisyn: he does romney and biden. >> clayton: and he had the voice of ryan down. >> dave: finally presidential comedy, we love it. >> clayton: first, the second presidential debate will have a different rook and style of the first round and the reports that the president will take the gloves off. and what can we expect to see the candidates face off tuesday at hofstra university. >> dave: and peter doocy is live in d.c. this morning with the de
WETA
Oct 14, 2012 2:30pm EDT
ever seen him. one person who was close to him said he got the sense that senator obama really wondered if he would be able to continue in politics. >> narrator: and it raised real problems with his wife michelle. >> the bobby rush race was the nadir of the obama marriage. her feeling was, "why are you doing this?" this is the moment when they want two totally different things. you know, barack obama wants political success, and his wife wants a normal life. i asked the president and first lady how long it had taken them to recover from that period, and they said two to three years. so this is a serious toll on their relationship. >> narrator: for mitt romney, growing up in this affluent suburban detroit neighborhood was just about perfect. >> mitt romney did have this rather elite upbringing. a very wealthy community. he is, you know, very well taken care of. >> narrator: mitt was the youngest of four children. >> these are people who just adored their children. and you could see that mitt and his dad had a very special bond. >> the dad stuff just can't be underestimated. geor
CNN
Oct 14, 2012 3:00pm PDT
reason. i was reading a review of the 2008 town hall debate barack obama had with senator john mccain at the time. they said he was dispassionate, he ambled when he chose his words. sound familiar? so i will say this, i agree with lz, the town hall format lowers the ball. i don't think people like head to head as much. it's more about connecting with people. >> that was tom brokaw's debate in 2008. he talked about doing a town hall debate this morning on "meet the press" and he said it was very tough. he said something like, i'm paraphrasing, my condolences to candy, because it's a tough debate to do. let's talk about joe biden for a minute and go back to last week's debate. we knew "saturday night live" would have some fun. take a look. >> first of all, i want to thank center college for hosting us this evening. >> oh, boy, here we go. >> four years ago, president obama made a promise. [ laughter ] >> that he would bring down unemployment below 6%. >> oh, this guy. i mean. >> that's funny. and i have to say, do you think this will be old news by tuesday, lz? >> well, it's old news now.
FOX News
Oct 14, 2012 3:00am PDT
debate between senator mccain and then senator obama, senator obama was cutting and slashing in his presentation there, he said some very strong, if not offensive things, to senator mccain. but he also said it with his back to senator mccain. and that was interesting tactic. a direct on offensive, talking to the people asking him the question and saying the god awful things he believed to be true about senator mccain's policies. >> because of that debate, there were critics that said that senator mccain never glanced at senator obama. >> and referred to him as that one, and there was mainstream pressure on that one. we're use today oprah and phil donahue and on the fox news channel and it's the sine quanon, and so policy is important. >> in the future, it's important. but do i have the ability to be friends with the person that's asking the question even though i don't agree with them. >> and you're going to be at the debate. what are you looking for. >> i'm going to be look for the ability to connect with the audience and senator now president obama responding in a way that was mor
CNN
Oct 14, 2012 1:00pm PDT
, that's longer than any other senator in the state of pennsylvania. president obama said arlen specter was always a fighter, from his days stamping out couption as a prosecutor t his three decades of service in the senate. arlen was fiercely independent never putting party or ideology ahead of the people he was chosen to serve. >>> one of those who knew arlen specter well and covered him on capitol hill, cnn chief political correspondent candy crowley. he was also known as snarling arlen. >> he believed what he believed. he could be cranky, he didn't mush li much like -- he didn't suffer fools. he was a very smart guy. the history that he covered in his career, not just the senate, i think he was there for like 30 years, but the history, he's on the warren commission, he was one of the attorneys for the warren commission who looked into the jfk assassination, just the time he spent, all the supreme court nominees, he loved the laws, he was on the judiciary committee, he played such a pivotal role in selecting some of the supreme court justices who sit on that bench or approving them. h
CW
Oct 14, 2012 6:30am EDT
say though is when you have republican senators who retire, wh which is what happened, and say say i will not work with this president, the blame has to be shared. >> they've want to block obamas process. >> i haveñ not heard that criticism honestly. >> there are republicans that said -- >> others say they have tried to work with this president. >> but i'm saying when you more than one political senator saying i was not to work with him in any circumstance. >> that's what i mean by the bar is so low about authenticity in politics. to suggest that he -- can we just tryt to compromise? and come to the middle? or come to the right even with the republican congress. it's just not true. >> we have a lot more to talk about when we come back. we'll be back with more "our world." >> i think the question mark is which governor romney is up for president now? >>> we're back with "our world with black enterprises"Ñijf president obama has gotten some feedback from republicans, some of them, saying they're not going to participate, and you see how that can underprogress, right? >> the president
FOX News
Oct 14, 2012 1:00pm PDT
battles in the senate. president obama came out this afternoon and said that specter was always a fighter from the days of starching out prosecution as a prosecutor in philadelphia and three decades of service in the senate. he was fiercely independent, never putting part or ideology ahead of the people he was chosen to serve. former president george w. bush said he loved our country and served it with integrity for three decades in the united states senate. we appreciate his contributions to america and are grateful for his many years of public service. he died at 11:39 this morning from complications of lymphoma and that the service is going to be on tuesday in penn valley, pennsylvania. he served as a democrat, then a republican, and then a democrat again. he was part of 13 supreme court confirmation hearings and crossed party lines during the robert bork hearing voting against bork which was seen as an important factor in that failed nomination, long before he became pennsylvania's longest serving senator, he was the district attorney in philadelphia and before that he worked
FOX News
Oct 14, 2012 4:00pm EDT
heard from president obama. he released a statement that says, arlen specter was always a fighter stamping out corruption as a prosecutor in philadelphia to three decades of service in the senate. he was fiercely independent. never putting partying party or ideology ahead of who was made to serve. he served witness integrity for three decades. laura and i appreciate his contributions to america and grateful for many years of public service. we send our condolences to his wife, joan and the specter family. they tell us the long time senator died at 1139 this morning from complications of non-hodgkin's limb foam 35. service will be in pennsylvania. he served as a democrat and then a republican and then a democrat in the united states senate. was part of 13 supreme court confirmation hearings. he crossed party lines during the robert bork hearing voting against him which was seen as an important factor in that failed nomination. >> for me it was a very hard decision to disagree with my colleagues on the republican side on this committee, to disagree with my president and my party and
CSPAN
Oct 14, 2012 6:30pm EDT
organizing in iowa for a long shot candidate named senator barack obama and he did a great job then and with everything he touches. and he joins us today. michael. >> thank you. let's give another round of aplause to governor deval patrick. of all the places the governor could be, him being here in virginia 24 days before election day shows the importance of virge. that's another reason why president obama is going to win on election day. to sharon it's always good to have people who remind us of why we do this work. someone who is committed and reminds us this is about everyday life and so thank you for what dow and thank you for all the volunteers and thank you to all the people here today. everyone let's be clear, this is a very clear choice that we have in this election about going forward or backward. and we all know that 24 days from today we have to go forward and elect president obama as our president. why? 32 million americans have healthcare right now because president obama stood up to make sure healthcare got done. [applause] in 24 days let's be reminded about what's at
FOX News
Oct 13, 2012 11:30pm EDT
true he runs as such. he's also a liberal senator who is stuck to the hip to the obama administration roar. so on stimulus, on obamacare, and this is a state that is not necessarily overly liberal, in fact, it's conservative in many ways. they see this opportunity, they have this young man who is relatively new to politics, very charismatic, he's been a big fundraiser and he's already made up a lot of ground. at one point josh mandel was down 17 points in the polls. the fact some of them now has him ahead shows there's a real openness out there in ohio voters to change. >> what is really interesting about the outside groups, kim, is they are hanging barack obama's policies around sherrod brown's neck and i think that will have something to do with what happens in ohio at the presidential level. >> all right, dan. we have to take one more break. when we come back, hits and when we come back, hits and misses of the week. [ female announcer ] he could be your soulmate. but first you've got to get him to say, "hello." new crest 3d white arctic fresh toothpaste. use it with
FOX News
Oct 14, 2012 7:00pm EDT
career, peter? >> and harris, senator specter served for 30 years in the u.s. senate from 1980 until 2010. first as a democrat and then as a republican and then as a democrat again. right around the time that president obama needed the votes that he could get to pass his health care law and only one of three republicans in congress who voted for president obama's stimulus package and over the three decades in the u.s. senate was involved in 13 supreme court confirmation hearings. before coming to washington, the kansas native worked in philadelphia and part of the warren commission and investigation that a single shot passed through the president and governor conley, and purported the claims that lee harvey oswald acted alone. he was the longest serving senator, who said his former opponent helped save his daughter's life. >> my daughter had been struck with a brain cancer and-- a pretty tough one and children's hospital decided that she was to be placed on a study that was being done. hadn't been approved for common usage, it's chemotherapy using stem cells and she survived. she's 1
CNN
Oct 14, 2012 4:00pm EDT
. senator rob portman of ohio has been in kind of a mock role as president obama in those debate sessions. >>> the presidential contenders will square off for the second time tuesday night, our special coverage life at 7:00 eastern time. >>> what can we expect in this next showdown? we have got a full preview from our moderate fors. a fire works show in china goes terribly wrong. we'll tell you what happened. i just wanted you to eat more fiber. chewy, oatie, gooeyness... and fraudulence. i'm in deep, babe. you certainly are. [ male announcer ] fiber one. i'm in deep, babe. you certainly are. it's hard to see opportunity in today's challenging environment. unless you have the right perspective. bny mellon wealth management has the vision and experience to look beyond the obvious. we'll uncover opportunities, find hidden risk, and make success a reality. bny mellon wealth management ♪ [ male announcer ] its lightweight construction makes it nimble... ♪ its road gripping performance makes it a cadillac. introducing the all-new cadillac xts. available with advanced all-wheel dri
CSPAN
Oct 14, 2012 6:00pm EDT
job in a tough situation. he has to work with barack obama white house. he has to work with senator harry reid. he also has to work with conservatives like myself and the republican committee. it is a tough job. he has handled it well. so much of what may or may not happen in the lame-duck session depends on what happens on election day. i think it is going to be a good day for republicans. >> are there discussions happening now between yourself and leadership and the house studies committee? are you talking about how to deal with these issues? >> we are talking about what may or may not happen in a lame duck session. what we're mostly focused on doing particularly here in ohio is helping it romney win this race in our states and he can the president. that is the focus. it is how we decide big things. right now we are three weeks away from a big election. that is our focus. there are conversations going on among some members of the house representatives of all and there may not take place. >> quickly on the ohio. you are in higher. center rob portman is an ohio. that is the swing st
CNN
Oct 14, 2012 9:00am EDT
challenger, is going to get crushed. if the republican gets crushed in the senate race, how does that affect the presidential race? >> it affects it very well for president obama and all of the democrats on the ticket. senator nelson is a known quantity in florida. he has served at the state and federal level. he has done so in a very admiral way. he is a decent man. these are household figures in the nicest of ways. they are both old florida and new florida. >> ten seconds. is it going to hurt mitt romney? >> 80% of the congressional group is republican. connie mack is coming back. he is within five points. bill melson has never gotten to a 50% threshold. there's still a race to get. >> thank you both so much. >> thank you. >> president obama and mitt romney are both making big promises about taxes. can uncle sam afford either candidate's plans? that's next. i am probably going to the gas station about once a month. last time i was at a gas station was about...i would say... two months ago. i very rarely put gas in my chevy volt. i go to the gas station such a small amount that
MSNBC
Oct 14, 2012 12:00pm PDT
obama administration after a tense house hearing thursday. the senate will now begin their own investigation into the attack. joining me now is the former state department officer and former deputy director of the national security network. joel, glad to have you here. vice president biden criticized for saying he did not know u.s. officials in benghazi had even asked for more support. today, delaware attorney general beau biden coming to his father's defense. >> he was speaking for himself and the president, as you heard jay carney tell you in the briefing room the other day. >> do you think the average voters understands the difference between the state department knowing about those requests and the white house knowing? >> i think the average voter will understand this as this is communicated publicly, and it needs to be communicated. what can't happen is that there becomes a sense that this went to the president's desk. the president does not approve every request for funding for security at our consulates and our embassies overseas. certainly, the administration has been h
MSNBC
Oct 14, 2012 3:00pm EDT
presence on the senate judiciary committee, his reputation as a centrist and the late-party switch from a republican to a democrat. president obama released a statement saying arlen specter was always a fighter, from his days stamping out corruption as a prosecutor in philadelphia, to his three decades of service in the senate. arlen was fiercely independent, never putting party or ideology ahead of the people he was chose ton serve. he brought the same toughness and determination to his personal struggles, using his own story to inspire others. joining me on the phone, andrea mitchell, nbc news chief foreign affairs correspondent and andrea, i understand that the senator reached out to you just a few weeks ago? >> he reached out to me, craig we've known each over since the late '60s when was a young reporter in philadelphia. he reached out to me after all of those covering him through thick and thin and he bouts of illness and ups and downs in politics. he wanted to do one last interview. he wanted his legacy to be support for nih, for the national institutes of health. he was known for
FOX News
Oct 14, 2012 7:00am PDT
we ask him but the house hearing that took place on the hill this past week. and if the senate committee plans to launch it's own bipartisan investigation. >>> we get to the race for the white house. president obama and governor romney as you can imagine are prepping for their second presidential debate this tuesday. it comes on the heels of the vice presidential face-off and critics call joe biden's performance condescending and disrespectful. >> thank heavens we have sanction ins place. it's inspite of their opposition. they've given 20 waivers to the sanction and all i have to point to or the results. two occasions we advocated for constituents applying for grants. >> i love that. i love that. >> look, this is a plan. by the way, that $6,400 number was -- its totally inaccurate. this plan a bipartisan. the $5 trillion plan has been discredit by six studies and their own deputy campaign manager indicated it wasn't correct. i know you're unduress to make up for lost ground but people will be better served if we don't keep interrupting. >> how much impact will it happen on the
CNN
Oct 14, 2012 2:30pm EDT
republican philosophy. >> he switched parties, becoming a democrat. he won president obama's endorsement. >> i'm thrilled to have arlen in the democratic caucus. >> incurring the wrath of many home state voters. >> i consider senator specter a traitor, quite honestly. >> the senator tried to explain, taking crowds back to his childhood. >> i became a jfk democrat. >> it sounded as if he wanted us to believe he had never really been a republican. >> i probably voted more often on the big issues with the democrats than with the republicans. >> do you regret ever having become a republican? >> i did my best for a long time to moderate the republican party. and the great day when they refused to talk about the stimulus which was necessary to avoid a depression. >> he, nonetheless, had president obama and the democratic establishment, but it wasn't enough. specter lost the 2010 primary to then-congressman joe sestak, effectively ending his political career. he will be remembered as a tough interrogator of supreme court nominees, as judicial political chairman, a supporter of cancer research a
MSNBC
Oct 14, 2012 12:00pm EDT
. let's talk about the preps under way in the obama camp and how does it contrast with normforme governor romney's. >> good afternoon to you, alex. this is a town hall debate, so both are tailoring to that. mitt romney is sparring with ohio senator rob partman. i'm told he's already engaged in several telephone town halls. he's had several time to prep leading up to today. those who know mitt romney say this really plays to his strength. romney's challenge is going to be match the performance he delivered in the first debate. and that gets us to president obama. he has to sharpen his performance after the first debate that many described as lack laster. the aides say they're going to adjust his strategy. they're here working on that. they will only say that president obama is again spars with senator john kerry and reading through a lot of materials to get ready for the debate. reporters who are at president obama's hotel where he's prep e preparing right now have already seen a number of advisers walking around with thick binders. so clearly preparations and practice has begun f
MSNBC
Oct 14, 2012 9:00am PDT
president obama is again spars with senator john kerry and reading through a lot of materials to get ready for the debate. reporters who are at president obama's hotel where he's prep e preparing right now have already seen a number of advisers walking around with thick binders. so clearly preparations and practice has begun for the day. but president obama's spothers say in order to win the debate has to deliver a stronger, sharper performance. he has to answer mitt romney's attacks in a sharper way. we heard from one of the supporters today on "meet the press" christine reid. take a listen. >> i think it's a challenge. i think the president has to step up. he wen onto win the second and the third. history remembers winners. >> i can also tell you both candidates will have to spend more time on foreign policy this time around. that will be a big top you can on tuesday. >> kristen welker. many thanks for that. i'm joined by cnbc washington correspondent john harwood and politics reporter for "usa today", jackie kucinich, daughter of the man who we spoke with yesterday. it was really
NBC
Oct 14, 2012 6:00pm EDT
failed to, a currency manipulator. >> the obama campaign fired back calling his comments. politics. the gop nominee will spend the rest of the weekend in the boston area preparing for the town hall. he has been sparring with ohio senator robb portman who predicted their work will pay off. >> i was proud of paul ryan. i was proud of mitt romney last week. we will have another great debate next week. >> aides say mr. romney has already conducted practice town halls with swing state voters. >> our commitment 2012 coverage continues online. keep track of the candidates and who is leading the polls. you will find all of the details on the politics page. the longtime gop senator turned democrat died this weekend at his home in philadelphia from complications of non hodgkin's lymphoma. he was the chairman of the senate judiciary committee and played a key role in the confirmation hearings of bork and thomas. in april of 2009, he startled senators when he announced he was switching to the democratic party. the next year, he lost the democratic primary. ed rendell said he did more for the p
CNN
Oct 14, 2012 9:00am PDT
obama and all of the democrats on the ticket. senator nelson is a known quantity in florida. he has served at the state and federal level. he has done so in a very admiral way. he is a decent man. these are household figures in the nicest of ways. they are both old florida and new florida. >> ten seconds. is it going to hurt mitt romney? >> two-thirds of state legislature is republican, 80% of the congressional group is republican. connie mack is coming back. he is within five points. bill nelson has never gotten to a 50% threshold. there's still a race to get. >> thank you both so much. >> thank you. >> president obama and mitt romney are both making big promises about taxes. can uncle sam afford either candidate's plans? that's next. i was skeptical at first. but after awhile even my girlfriend noticed a difference. [ male announcer ] rogaine is proven to help stop hair loss. and for 85% of guys, it regrew hair. save up to 42% now at rogaine.com. begins with back pain and a choice. take advil, and maybe have to take up to four in a day. or take aleve, which can lieve pain all day
FOX News
Oct 14, 2012 8:00am PDT
win a seat in the u.s. senate. in 2008 as a presidential canada, the obama juggernaut was too much for hillary as she woefully mismanaged her campaign. again, no matter. the new president rewarded hillary by appointing her secretary of state. in washington, you see, it's all about jobs, and obama needed bill clinton's support in and connections. over the past four years mrs. clinton has covered the globe, setting a record for most miles traveled by any secretary of state, but miles don't equal competence. a fact made nakedly clear at the u.s. consulate in benghazi last september 11th. because hillary still thinks it takes a village instead of automatic weapons, there were no marines deployed to either the embassy in tripoli or the ben benghazi consulate. in a spasm of foggy idealism, deep faith was entrusted in the unreliable local libya militias and a skeleton security staff. this in a country still immersed in the throes of revolution. it is no secret that the secretary of state, a former anti-war activist, is on record for her disparaging opinions of military presence. the heari
CSPAN
Oct 14, 2012 2:00pm EDT
president obama and mitt romney in their town hall debate. >> former u.s. senator, arlen specter, pa., has died. in august announced he was battling cancer. over the years he fought two previous bouts with non hodgkin's lymphoma. he was elected to five terms as senator and was the longest serving senator in pennsylvania history. a republican for most of the time, he became a democrat in 2009. he was born in wichita, kan., in 1930, and served in the u.s. air force. he received a law degree from yale university, worked on the warren commission, and practiced law before becoming district attorney in philadelphia. he was 82 years old. reaction is starting to come in. senator john mccain posted on twitter -- arlen specter, a dear friend to serve his state with honor and distinction, r i p on friday, secretary of state hillary clinton told reporters that there is still much that the administration does not know about the september 11 attack on the consulate in libya. earlier in the week the oversight committee heard testimony from department officials on whether the level of security there was a
FOX News
Oct 14, 2012 12:00pm EDT
couple of years. the family confirming that former senator arlen specter has passed away. as soon as we know more about that we will keep you updated. >>> back to politics. there is a whole lot riding on the tuesday night debate between president obama and governor romney. both candidates off the campaign trail now to get into the midst of campaign prep. i'm shannon bream. hour number two w begins with d henry in williamsburg, virginia where the president is. >> reporter: the president's team knows that he has to step it up. the first debate in denver he was widely panned not just by republicans but some of the fellow democrats felt like he didn't show up with the same passion they have seen on the campaign trail and were expecting in the debates. he is holed up here near colonial williamsburg in a resort along the james river. very plush. beautiful weather. not sure he is enjoying too much of it. he is doing a combination of studying, briefing materials of the first debate. something of what paul ryan and mitt romney has said not just in the debates but on the campaign trail. they want
CBS
Oct 14, 2012 10:30am EDT
, my god! >> i think president obama-- and we have had our agreement on president obama's policies-- kyle to the city intent on trying to find compromise. and he found senator demint and senator mcconnell who said their first priority was to take them down. it was the first major piece of social legislation which passed-- correct me if i'm wrong-- without a single opposition party vote. i think we're looking at a redistricting. the flood of money posted since citizens united. demographic shifts and i would like to see a real republican party, but we don't have one at the moment. we have an extremist republican party. there are-- the moderate republicans are an and i think breed. and i think that is dangerous and unhealthy. >> it's interesting that you're concerned about the republican party. i think that's very, very engaging of you, but you know what? this republican party is as strong and energetic and excited about guiding and directing there country as i have ever seen it in 20 years. the energy out there is similar to what we had with reagan. there's no question it's more-- >>
CSPAN
Oct 14, 2012 3:00pm EDT
himself, and we were upset with obama for making it worse. so many people call themselves libertarian to destination themselves with a true belief. >> now after a couple of years of being in the u.s. senate, what you change in here, if anything, and has your mind -- your thinking changed at all? >> i would say that going up there, i feel that i -- i understand more now how much there is an impasse, we're having trouble getting things done. what i don't still understand, even though i am in washington, i've tried to take ideas that many democrats have put forward and say we have to do but it can't get any democrats to talk to me. the media narrative is we won't talk to them. have had several appointments disdemocratic senators to work on social security reform. social security can be saved in perpetuity if we gradually raise the age. i can't get democrats to discuss the possibility of entitlement reform. >> what about your own party, the republican party? >> half and half. some don't want to talk about it, either, and i'm equally critical of my matter in the sense that all 47 u.s. senator
CSPAN
Oct 14, 2012 4:00pm EDT
who died today at age 81. president obama called him a fighter. former george w. bush said he loved our country and served it withty for three decades. he served his state and nation with honor and distinction. sect sect senator said he was a wonderful friend and colleague who in his fight against cancer set an inspiring example of strength and courage. soon after leaving the senate he sat down for interviews with the pennsylvania cable network. here is a short excerpt. >> the articles of impeachment for his young son sam. and that gave me the idea to get all00 snures on the articles of impeachment which i did. joe leaper man's signature was so undesifeable i asked him to sign it again. i've got 101 snures on it. >> then i got all of the house managers, hide it was chairman and lind see gram, i got all of those fellows to sign it. then i got all of the defense lawyers to sign it. the white house counsel. and then my son told me you're missing one signature dad. guess the signature i was missing? >> you're own? >> the president. >> when the trial took place -- >> wait a minute. i got
CSPAN
Oct 14, 2012 7:00am EDT
category. the people who voted for obama last time who will vote for romney this time, those people are not that hard to find. host: he used to work at the washington post. he covered the political rise of senator john and works and his political aspirations. he worked for the detroit news for six years. comments are coming in about the comments mitt romney made to the register about abortion. one says it was a generous assessment. others would have said he lied. no abortion legislation should be. news for those liberals concerned they would be made illegal. is he demoting some who will not come out on election day? guest: his connection to them is tenuous. in his view has evolved 180 degrees for 1 u.s. governor of massachusetts. i think there is something else going on. president obama has managed to alienate those voters. it reminds me of one president clinton was running for reelection. i am telling my kids you are not supposed to use this word, but they hated him. it blinded them. . they won't up making some decisions. bob dole campaign was hexed from the start. -- they wound up
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